More live 3D content announced: Winter X Games this weekend

By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Foxtel has today announced more live 3D sport is on the way, with ESPN 3D broadcasting 18 hours of the 2011 Winter X Games in the new technology. This comes on top of the first 3D golf broadcast two weeks ago and the news that Despicable Me 3D will become the first 3D film shown on TV in Australia.

From Friday 28 January 2011, ESPN 3D will show selected live events in 3D over four days of competition. Most of these events are either Ski Slopestyle or Snowboarding, with ESPN showing both heats and finals in 3D. Australians in action at these games, staged in Aspen, Colorado, include Winter Olympics Gold Medallist Torah Bright, Alex Pullin, Holly Crawford and Russ Henshaw.

"It is always our mission to serve the fan." said Global X Events senior vice president of programming, Scott Guglielmino.

"With the addition of 18 hours of original 3D coverage, including all the ski and snowboard action from the SuperPipe, Slopestyle and Big Air events, and exclusive content on ESPN360, we will once again deliver the most compelling winter action sports content to fans on more platforms than ever."

To watch these Games in 3D, users need Foxtel iQHD set top box, a Sports Package subscription and a 3D TV.

Here is the complete schedule for the 3D coverage:

28 Jan – 4am-6am: Men’s Ski Slopestyle Eliminations
28 Jan – 1pm-3pm: Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Eliminations
29 Jan – 4am-7am: Men’s Snowboard Slop Eliminations, Women’s Ski SuperPipe and Ski Slopestyle Finals
29 Jan – 11am-2:30pm: Men’s Skip SuperPipe Final, Snowboard Method, Snowboard Big Air 1st Round & Final
30 Jan – 8am-10am: Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
30 Jan – 1pm-3pm: Ski Big Air 1st Round & Final, Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
31 Jan – 5am-10am: Women’s Snowboard Slope Final, Snowboard Men’s Slopestyle Final
31 Jan – 11am-2pm: Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final

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